Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typo leads to anti-Trump prank

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Rudy Giuliani has accused Twitter of allowing someone to "invade" one of his tweets to spread an anti-Trump message, after the veteran Republican sent a message with a typo.

But Trump's lawyer and informal cybersecurity adviser doesn't understand how the internet works and seems to be convinced that "Twitter allowed someone to invade" his tweet with a "disgusting anti-President message".

Rudy Giuliani, who also serves as a cybersecurity advisor to Trump, inadvertently created a URL in a November 30 tweet when he failed to put a space after "G-20." but before the word "in".

Giuliani is referring to the fact that if you go to the website "G-20.in", you will see the text "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country".

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Giuliani's original tweet has now gained nearly 50,000 likes and 17,000 retweets - but the wealthy lawyer was not impressed, lashing out at the social network.

The tweet, and subsequent misunderstanding of what caused the anti-Trump message, is particularly embarrassing for Guiliani, who serves as one of the nation's top cybersecurity advisors.

And based on some of the other tweets he's posted recently ...

Velazquez told the Post that Giuliani's accusatory follow-up tweet "speaks to the impulsive nature of the administration where they're not thoughtful in anything they put out there, especially on Twitter".

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Still, that doesn't directly answer Giuliani's claim that he couldn't recreate the issue a second time.

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer, is busy singing for his freedom to Robert Mueller and those involved with the Russian Federation investigation. "Twitter automatically creates a URL if the word that follows is a top-level domain, which in this case was ".in" which is the top-level domain for India.

The rest of the internet has been having lots of fun with this, mocking Giuliani, and I'm amazed that the tweet has stayed up for as long as it has. He tells CNET the whole process took him 15 minutes, and "I did it, mostly, because I could".

A Twitter spokesman said "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false". "It's a hilarious Catch-22".

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